rasp 1 of 2

as in scratch
a harsh grating sound the rusted lock opened with a rasp

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2 of 2

verb

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as in to rub
to make smooth by friction after sawing the board in half, rasp the ends to remove any splinters

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as in to scratch
to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface the sound of fingernails rasping on the blackboard makes me cringe

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“Rasp.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rasp. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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